| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Congratulations to the following USTA Eastern Metro Region teams for advancing to Nationals in their respective divisions:

18 & Over
4.5 Men: Michael Doane (captain)
​►3.5 Women: Jean Chin/Tamasine Wood-Creighton (captains)
​►4.5 Women: Jen Pollack Reiner/Karen Urban (captains)

40 & Over
​►4.5 Men: Ian Katz (captain)
​►3.5 Women: Diane Ventura (captain)

Our 2015 Metro USTA leagues will be starting soon. The Queens Mixed-Doubles League will be starting in mid-January. The Brooklyn and Bronx Mixed Leagues will start in January and February. League levels for mixed-doubles are 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0 (for mixed-doubles levels, add each player’s individual rating, i.e., 3.5+3.5=7.0).

The 40+ League will be starting up in February, with separate men’s and women’s teams. Those matches will consist of five courts, two singles and three doubles. Player’s turning the age of 40 in the 2015 calendar year may participate. Matches will take place throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. 

If anyone is interested in playing on a team, please send an e-mail with your Name, Contact Info, NTRP Rating (if known, if not send a brief history of your tennis background) to: info@metrotennis.com.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and a great New Year! Looking forward to a new year with lots of tennis!